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A rehabilitation living lab: creating enabling environments for social participation and social inclusion for individuals with physical, sensory and cognitive disabilities.

Project Information

This is multisectorial and transdisciplinary research project that is co-lead by me and Dr. Bonnie Swaine of the University of Montreal.  It involves three Montreal universities, other Canadian universities and international partners from the research world and the private sector.

Project Date: 
01/01/2012 to 09/26/2022
Type of Project: 
Research Area: 
Health Research
Sub-Research Area: 
United States
McGill University Project Leader Information
Project Leader: 

Eva Kehayia

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Primary Position
Faculty of Medicine
School of Physical & Occupational Therapy
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: 
Dr Kehayia's research focuses on three areas: 1) the study of the representation, organization and access of language in individuals across different languages, 2) the study of language breakdown in acquired and developmental language disorders and 3) the impact of language disorders on the individual's everyday life. Her neurolinguistic research is carried out in the Language and Communication Research Lab at the Jewish Rehabilition Hospital. Dr Kehayia also heads the McGill branch of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council-Major Collaborative Research Initiative investigating the architecture and nature of the Mental Lexicon, entitled ‘Words in the Mind-Words in the Brain'.

Adjunct Professor, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

BA (English Language and Linguisticcs) (Greece)

MA, PhD (Linguistics / Neurolinguistics), McGill

Post-doctoral studies (Psycholinguistics/Neurolinguistics) (University of Ottawa)

Selected Publications: 

1. Kehayia, E., Riente, L., Gillon, B. & Taler, V. (2003) "The processing of grammatical categories in sentential context: A psycholinguistic study". McGill Working Papers in Linguistics, 17, 2003: 55-63.

2. Idrissi, A., & Kehayia, E. (2004) "Morphological units in the Arabic mental lexicon: Evidence from an individual with Deep Dyslexia". Brain and Language, (Special Issue), 90:183-197.

3. Lalonde, S., Kehayia, E., Leblanc, J., Grothé, M.-C., Poisson, L., Ska, B. & Gélinas, I. (2004) "L'évaluation de la compréhension des consignes et du discours et du discours oral chez les individus Traumatisés Cranio-Cérébral dans la langue française : Étude comparative. " Fréquences, Vol 16, num 3.

4. Tsapkini, K., Jarema, G., Kehayia, E. (2004) Regularity re-visited: Modality matters. Brain and Language, 89 (3): 611-616.

5. Manoulidou, C. & Kehayia, E. (2005) "Lexical access and representation of Modern Greek derived words with the suffix –dzis". Journal of Greek Linguistics, vol. 5,pp.81-96.

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